The Bob Feller Award is given out to the top pitcher in the Indians Minor League system.
Feller, the all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history, was a member of the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956. As a 17 year old, Feller set a then franchise record with 17 strike outs in a game. He enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and missed nearly four seasons of baseball. He helped the Indians win the organizations second World Series title in 1948 and hurled three no-hitters in his career. Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
The Lou Boudreau Award is given out to the top position player in the Indians Minor League system.
At 24 years old, Boudreau was named player manager in 1942, a position he held until 1950. Boudreau guided the Indians to a World Series title in 1948 and earned the American League MVP award that same season. He ranks in the top 10 of several franchise batting records. Among one of the most beloved players in Cleveland Indians history, he was elected to the Indians Hall of Fame in 1954 and to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.